Legislative inertia threatens UK's automotive future

Government failure to join the dots could stifle not only EV manufacturing but British innovation in other areas such as autonomous driving

Legislative inertia threatens UK's automotive future
The UK government plans to phase out all sales of diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2030

“We just really need to see the enacting of legislation”, says Ross James, head of products and partnerships at Streetdrone — an Oxford-based company developing the technology necessary for autonomous haulage solutions. And his is by no means a lone voice in the wilderness.

Even Ian Constance, the CEO of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), an organisation specifically designated to help the UK government to deliver on its zero emission mobility goals, tells EV inFocus that if the administration does not address certain legislative concerns, then a UK-based EV supply chain may not materialise.


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